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Boyd Named Semifinalist for Maxwell Award

Boyd Named Semifinalist for Maxwell Award

Oct. 31, 2011

CLEMSON, SC – Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd is one of 16 semifinalists for the Maxwell Award, the honor presented to the Collegiate Player of the Year by the Maxwell Football Club of Philadelphia.

Boyd is one of nine quarterbacks, three wide receivers and four running backs on the list. Boyd and Virginia Tech running back David Wilson are the only two ACC players on the list. Boyd and Southern California wide receiver Robert Woods are the only sophomores on the list.

Boyd ranks third in the nation in touchdown passes with 25, seventh in total passing yards with 2674, 12th in pass efficiency and 16th in total offense in leading Clemson to an 8-1 record and number-11 ranking in the BCS. He has thrown at least one touchdown pass in all nine games this year. He needs just 326 passing yards to become the third quarterback in school history to throw for at least 3000 yards in a season.

The Tigers have this weekend off before meeting Wake Forest on November 12 at Clemson.

Boyd has been named the Manning Award National Quarterback of the Week, more than any other player, and is a three-time ACC player of the Week.

2011 Maxwell Award Semifinalists
Player Class Position School
Matt Barkley Jr. QB Southern California
Justin Blackmon Jr. WR Oklahoma State
Tajh Boyd So. QB Clemson
Ryan Broyles Sr. WR Oklahoma
Robert Griffin, III Jr. QB Baylor
LaMichael James Jr. RB Oregon
Landry Jones Jr. QB Oklahoma
Case Keenum Sr. QB Houston
Andrew Luck Sr. QB Stanford
Kellen Moore Sr. QB Boise State
Chris Polk Jr. RB Washington
Trent Richardson Jr. RB Alabama
Brandon Weeden Sr. QB Oklahoma State
Russell Wilson Sr. QB Wisconsin
David Wilson Jr. RB Virginia Tech
Robert Woods So. WR Southern California